KNOWLEDGE: Blog digest July 2017

Each month, the Critical Fundraising blog presents a digest of the best fundraising-related blogs and articles that have adopted a critical fundraising mode of thought. Inclusion in this digest does not indicate that Rogare agrees with any arguments presented, only that we thought they made a good argument.

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NEWS: New Rogare report identifies barriers to implementing relationship fundraising

  • Lack of support from senior staff and lack of evidence are key issues
  • New metrics for relationship fundraising are needed
  • Developing cultures of philanthropy and the professionalisation of fundraising seen as underlying issues.
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NEW IDEAS: How anthropology can give us new insights into donor-centred fundraising

Responding to the debate around donorcentrism, Ashley Scott asks whether fundraisers should look to anthropology to better understand what donorcentrism means, and how it could generate completely new insights into their donors.

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NEW IDEAS: Donorcentrism – all things to all fundraisers, part 1. What is it?

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‘Donorcentric’ fundraising could claim to be the dominant philosophy in fundraising. But, asks Ian MacQuillin, can anyone actually describe what it really is?

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NEW IDEAS: Donorcentrism – all things to all fundraisers, part 2. What could go wrong?

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In the first part of this blog, Ian MacQuillin argued many fundraisers don’t have a consistent idea of what they mean by ‘donorcentric’ fundraising. In part 2, he explores some of the issues this can lead to.

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NEWS: Most successful fundraising events fulfil participants’ psychological needs

  • New research from Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy
  • 10 key factors that contribute to “outstanding success” in events fundraising
  • Focus on fulfilling participants’’ psychological needs is key.
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OPINION: Journey’s end – why supporter journeys are a distraction from genuine supporter care

Liz WaldyThe principle behind supporter journeys is fine. But, argues Liz Waldy, in practice they often end up shoehorning donors into a formulaic communications plan that, ironically, neglects the relationship. Continue reading OPINION: Journey’s end – why supporter journeys are a distraction from genuine supporter care